10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2014

The wait for a new Sin City is (almost) finally over.
The wait for a new Sin City is (almost) finally over.
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Next year is rapidly approaching, and the movie future is looking bright for film buffs, movie geeks, and indie flick lovers alike. Although some announcements, like Batfleck and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, may cast doubt in the minds of some (including us), the return of directors like Wes Anderson and Lars von Trier are likely to make 2014 a great year for the big screen. Whether you're looking to tie up loose ends or see your favorite book transformed (and possibly mutilated) into moving pictures, there are 10 movies we know you won't want to miss next year.

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Release Date: August 22 It seems like we've been waiting forever for the next installment of Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez's Sin City movie. Based on the noir comic series, this intensely beautiful alternate reality story of a city gone to hell will feature some favorite actors from the original movie including Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, and Jessica Alba. New faces include Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Lady Gaga, which are equally exciting casting decisions but for completely different reasons. Hopefully this will be a movie worth waiting for, considering it's been nine years.

Jodorowsky's DUNE Release Date: March 7 So David Lynch's Dune came out 30 years ago, but before then a possibly even weirder Spanish director named Alejandro Jodorowsky took on the task of turning the fantasy epic into a film. Although it was never released, this documentary by Frank Pavich explores Jodorowsky's ill-fated attempt at making the movie. It's already garnered a lot of buzz at film festivals, including some wins for best documentary film at Austin Fantastic Fest and the Stiges-Catalonian International Film Festival.

Gone Girl Release Date: October 3 Based on the book by Gillian Flynn that everyone's been reading the past year or so, this book-to-movie adaptation by Fight Club director David Fincher features Ben Affleck in a much less controversial role. After his on-screen wife, played by Rosamund Pike, disappears on their wedding anniversary shrouded in mystery, it's unclear if he killed her or didn't. We don't want to spoil anything here, and if it's anything like Fight Club the ending might be changed anyway, so just check it out when it's released next fall.

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